Department of Complex Matter
Jamova cesta 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dynamics of Quantum matter

We explore non-equilibrium many-body dynamics in quantum systems that experience symmetry-breaking, topological, or jamming transitions. These systems encompass superconductors, charge-density wave, and magnetic materials.

Experimental Soft Matter Physics

The research is conducted within the “Light and Matter” research program. The interaction of light with matter is one of the most important fields of physics and optical processes are indispensable in many branches of modern industry.

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February 6, 2024
The absence of efficient light modulators for extreme ultraviolet - EUV and X-ray photons considerably limits their real-life application, particularly when even slight complexity of the beam patterns is required. In ...

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Igor Vaskivskyi, Anze Mraz, Rok Venturini, Gregor Jecl, Yevhenii Vaskivskyi, Riccardo Mincigrucci, Laura Foglia, Dario De Angelis, Jacopo-Stefano Pelli-Cresi, Ettore Paltanin, Danny Fainozzi, Filippo Bencivenga, Claudio Masciovecchio & Dragan Mihailovic
A high-efficiency programmable modulator for extreme ultraviolet light with nanometre feature size based on an electronic phase transition

Nature Photonics (2024), DOI: 10.1038/s41566-024-01389-z, COBISS.SI-ID: 186100483

Anže Mraz, Michele Diego, Andrej Kranjec, Jaka Vodeb, Peter Karpov, Yaroslav Gerasimenko, Jan Ravnik, Yevhenii Vaskivskyi, Rok Venturini, Viktor V. Kabanov, Benjamin Lipovšek, Marko Topič, Igor Vaskivskyi, Dragan Mihailović
Manipulation of fractionalized charge in the metastable topologically entangled state of a doped Wigner crystal

Nature communications, vol. 14, article no. 8214 (2023), DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-43800-3, COBISS.SI-ID: 179193091

Rok Venturini, Ankita Sarkar, Petra Šutar, Zvonko Jagličić, Igor Vaskivskyi, Evgeny A. Goreshnik, Dragan Mihailović, Tomaž Mertelj
Unconventional photoinduced charge density wave dynamics in 2H-NbSe[sub]2

Physical review. B., vol. 108, iss. 23, [article no.] 235160 (2023), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.108.235160, COBISS.SI-ID: 178631939

Julian Maklar, Jit Sarkar, Yaroslav Gerasimenko, Dragan Mihailović, Laurenz Rettig
Coherent light control of a metastable hidden state

Science advances, vol. 9, iss. 47, [article no.] eadi466 (2023), DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.adi4661, COBISS.SI-ID: 174196995

Jan Ravnik, Yevhenii Vaskivskyi, Jaka Vodeb, Michele Diego, Rok Venturini, Yaroslav Gerasimenko, Viktor V. Kabanov, Andrej Kranjec, Dragan Mihailović
Chiral domain dynamics and transient interferences of mirrored superlattices in nonequilibrium electronic crystals

Scientific reports, vol. 13, article no. 19622 (2023), DOI: 10.1038/s41598-023-46659-y, COBISS.SI-ID: 171892995

Emil S. Božin, A. M. Milinda Abeykoon, Steven D. Conradson, Gianguido Baldinozzi, Petra Šutar, Dragan Mihailović
Crystallization of polarons through charge and spin ordering transitions in 1T-TaS[sub]2

Nature communications, vol. 14, article no. 7055 (2023), DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-42631-6, COBISS.SI-ID: 170878979

S. Sobolev, Amon P. Lanz, Tao Dong, A. R. Pokharel, Viktor V. Kabanov, Jure Demšar
Possible eliashberg-type superconductivity enhancement effects in a two-band superconductor MgB[sub]2 driven by narrow-band THz pulses

Physical review letters online, vol. 131, iss. 18 (2023), DOI:, COBISS.SI-ID: 170646275

Dragan Mihailović
Insights into the polaron physics of high temperature superconductors from optical and time-domain spectroscopy

Physica. C, Superconductivity and its applications, vol. 615 (2023), DOI: 10.1016/j.physc.2023.1354385, COBISS.SI-ID: 170588419

Viktor V. Kabanov
Zeeman splitting in doped antiferromagnetic semiconductors

Physica. C, Superconductivity and its applications, vol. 615, [article no.] 1354383 (2023), DOI: 10.1016/j.physc.2023.1354383, COBISS.SI-ID: 170559491

Giacomo Jarc, Shahla Yasmin Mathengattil, Dragan Mihailović, Peter Prelovšek, Daniele Fausti
Cavity-mediated thermal control of metal-to-insulator transition in 1T-TaS[sub]2

Nature, vol. 622, iss. 7983 (2023), DOI: 10.1038/s41586-023-06596-2, COBISS.SI-ID: 169245443

Irina Piyanzina, Alexander Evseev, Kirill Evseev, Rinat F. Mamin, Oleg Nedopekin, Dmitrii Tayurskii, Viktor V. Kabanov
Advantages of ferroelectrics as a component of heterostructures for electronic purposes : a DFT insight

Materials, vol. 16, iss. 20, [article no.] 6672 (2023), DOI: 10.3390/ma16206672, COBISS.SI-ID: 168266499

Andrei Shumilin, Viktor V. Kabanov
Interface disorder as the cause for the kinetic Rashba-Edelstein effect and interface spin-Hall effect at a metal-insulator boundary

Physical review research, vol. 5, iss. 3, [article no.] 033215 (2023), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.5.033215, COBISS.SI-ID: 165990659

Patrizio Graziosi, Ilaria Bergenti, Lorenzo Vistoli, Viktor V. Kabanov, Valentin A. Dediu
Spin injection in the doped bad metal SrTiO[sub]3

Physical review research, vol. 5, [article no.] 033096 (2023), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.5.033096, COBISS.SI-ID: 161359619

Andrey Kamashev, Zvonko Jagličić, Viktor V. Kabanov
Investigation of the features of a superconducting spin valve Fe1/Cu/Fe2/Cu/Pb on a piezoelectric PMN–PT substrate

Magnetism, vol. 3, 3 (2023), DOI:, COBISS.SI-ID: 158759939

Yasunori Toda, Satoshi Tsuchiya, Keisaku Yamane, Ryuji Morita, Migaku Oda, Tohru Kurosawa, Tomaž Mertelj, Dragan Mihailović
Optical vortex induced spatio-temporally modulated superconductivity in a high-T[sub]c cuprate

Optics express, vol 31, iss. 11 (2023), DOI: 10.1364/OE.487041, COBISS.SI-ID: 151751939

Jure Brence, Dragan Mihailović, Viktor V. Kabanov, Ljupčo Todorovski, Sašo Džeroski, Jaka Vodeb
Boosting the performance of quantum annealers using machine learning

Quantum machine intelligence, vol. 5, iss. 1, article no. 4 (2023), DOI: 10.1007/s42484-022-00092-y, COBISS.SI-ID: 138944003

Banhi Chatterjee, Damjan Vengust, Aleš Mrzel, Petra Šutar, Evgeny A. Goreshnik, Jernej Mravlje, Tomaž Mertelj
Lattice vibrational modes in changchengite from Raman spectroscopy and first principles electronic structure

Journal of Raman spectroscopy, vol. 54, no. 4 (2023), DOI: 10.1002/jrs.6491, COBISS.SI-ID: 137887235

O. Grånäs, I. Vaskivskyi, X. Wang, P. Thunström, S. Ghimire, R. Knut, J. Söderström, L. Kjellsson, D. Turenne, R. Y. Engel, M. Beye, J. Lu, D. J. Higley, A. H. Reid, W. Schlotter, G. Coslovich, M. Hoffmann, G. Kolesov, C. Schüßler-Langeheine, A. Styervoyedov, N. Tancogne-Dejean, M. A. Sentef, D. A. Reis, A. Rubio, S. S. P. Parkin, O. Karis, J.-E. Rubensson, O. Eriksson, H. A. Dürr
Ultrafast modification of the electronic structure of a correlated insulator

Physical review research, vol. 4, no. 3 (2022), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.4.L032030, COBISS.SI-ID: 143281411

Rok Venturini, Anže Mraz, Igor Vaskivskyi, Yevhenii Vaskivskyi, Damjan Svetin, Tomaž Mertelj, Leon Pavlovič, Sudhir B. Trivedi, Roman Sobolewski, Dragan Mihailović
Ultraefficient resistance switching between charge ordered phases in 1T-TaS[sub]2 with a single picosecond electrical pulse

Applied physics letters, vol. 120, iss. 25, [article no.] 253510 (2022), DOI: 10.1063/5.0096850, COBISS.SI-ID: 137818883

Alina Zagidullina, Irina Piyanzina, Zvonko Jagličić, Viktor V. Kabanov, Rinat F. Mamin
DFT insight into conductive and magnetic properties of heterostructures with BaTiO [sub] 3 overlayer

Materials, vol. 15, iss. 23 (2022), DOI: 10.3390/ma15238334, COBISS.SI-ID: 134315011

Viktor V. Kabanov
Adiabatic theory of the polaron spectral function

Journal of physics communications, vol. 6, no. 11 (2022), DOI: 10.1088/2399-6528/ac9d81, COBISS.SI-ID: 127973379

Aleksei O. Chibirev, Andrei V. Leontyev, Viktor V. Kabanov, Rinat F. Mamin
Origin of negative photoconductivity at the interface of Ba[sub](0.8)Sr[sub](0.2)TiO3[sub]/LaMnO[sub]3/Ba[sub](0.8)Sr0.2TiO[sub]3 heterostructures

Nanomaterials, vol. 12, no. 21 (2022), DOI: 10.3390/nano12213774, COBISS.SI-ID: 127555075

Daniele Vella, Aleš Mrzel, Aljaž Drnovšek, Vasyl Shvalya, Matija Jezeršek
Ultrasonic photoacoustic emitter of graphene-nanocomposites film on a flexible substrate

Photoacoustics, vol. 28 (2022), DOI: 10.1016/j.pacs.2022.100413, COBISS.SI-ID: 126257667

Anže Mraz, Rok Venturini, Damjan Svetin, Vitomir Sever, Ian Mihailović, Igor Vaskivskyi, Bojan Ambrožič, Goran Dražić, Dimitrios Kazazis, Jan Ravnik, Yasin Ekinci, Dragan Mihailović
Charge configuration memory devices : energy efficiency and switching speed

Nano letters, vol. 22, no. 12 (2022), DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.2c01116, COBISS.SI-ID: 113726211